The weak neutral current: search for a 0 isomer in 42Sc and 46V Academic Article uri icon


  • Isgur has shown that some properties of the weak neutral current can be studied by investigating a nuclear J=00+ transition. We have used the (p,n) reaction on targets of 42Ca and 46Ti to populate states in the self-conjugate nuclei 42Sc and 46V in a search for a J=0 isomer. The possible production of the isomer was probed by searching for long-lived +-and -ray activities. For each nucleus our results indicate that the yield of a 0 isomeric state is <103 of that for the ground state.

published proceedings

  • Canadian Journal of Physics

author list (cited authors)

  • Jackson, K. P., Azuma, R. E., Berka, I., Faestermann, T., Geiger, J. S., Hardy, J. C., & Schmeing, H.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Jackson, KP||Azuma, RE||Berka, I||Faestermann, T||Geiger, JS||Hardy, JC||Schmeing, H

publication date

  • March 1979